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Family and Consumer Science & Health

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT (College Level)
20 weeks, 1/2 HS credit, 3 Syracuse University credits (tuition cost required)
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY: CFS 202 The Development of Children
Grade Levels: 11, 12
This class is a Developmental Psychology of Childhood and Adolesence. It is an overview of the principles of development during infancy, childhood and youth and the factors that contribute to children's optimal development. The course content covers theories and research on child development including biological development, physical development, language and cognitive development, social development and personality development. The course uses the same syllabus and textbook used for college students on the Syracuse University campus. The class will include weekly visits to a Chenango Forks Elementary classroom for students who are interested in possible careers in education, healthcare, psychology or human services. SUPA course credit has a 90% rate of transfer to other colleges and universities.
 
FOODS I - BASICS OF FOOD AND NUTRITION (CORE)
20 weeks, 1/2 HS credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Learn to select, prepare and serve healthy, delicious foods. Food selections for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and special occasions will be prepared. Course content includes nutrition awareness, menu selection, food purchasing, basic food preparation, meal service and related career exploration.

FOODS II - BEYOND THE BASICS
20 weeks, 1/2 HS credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will learn to select and prepare a variety of gourmet foods, including appetizers, soups, pastries, breads, cookies, fancy cakes, candies, outdoor grilling and specialty food items.  Course content will included advanced preparation techniques, the importance of food preparation and garnishing, and the use of specialized equipment.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Foods I.
 
FOODS III - FOODS FOR FUN AND FITNESS
20 weeks, 1/2 HS credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will learn to prepare fun and exotic foods influenced by various cultures from areound the United States and the world. Students will prepare foods and discuss the nutritional value of exciting new foods. Course content will also invlude healthy eating for personal fitness.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Foods I.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
20 weeks, 1/2 HS credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
A course designed to explore all aspects of human development from infancy to old age. Students will study the physical, emotional, social and cognitive aspects of infants, toddlers, school age children, adolescents, young adults, middle age and old age. Course content includes: developmental theories, characteristics of development for each age group, and careers related to human services. 
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